What Method is Best for Weight Loss?

August 18, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Weight loss is a huge business now-days and there are so many different methods that promises results, that it is very hard to navigate in this jungle. With all of the diet tricks out there, it is difficult to determine which weight loss methods are legitimate.  Also most of these methods are costly and often give different results from individual to individual, this makes it even more difficult to find one that works for you. 

My recommendation if you are looking for permanent results is to go the natural way; fat diets, unbalanced diets, diet pills, diet supplements, weight loss surgery and other short term weight loss methods are not recommended for permanent weight control.  Sudden weight loss methods are also dangerous to the body.  But today more people are realizing that natural weight loss methods are the only way to achieve healthy, lasting results. Natural weight loss methods are proven to be the safest. 

A natural method is, when your body burns more fat that it consumes. What you put in your mouth is of course very important also. There are many diets available, for example herbal weight loss methods are proving to be effective the world over, and have attracted wide-spread media attention as a result.  Other effective weight loss method is the good old exercise. Exercise is a natural as well as permanent solution for weight loss.

There are clinics and doctor’s specialized on weight manage. A patient’s situation is carefully studied and after that the plan is to manage body weight depending on the patient’s risk factors in health, and the rate and effect of these factors.  These methods are costly, but you will feel that you are in safe hands.

Not long ago a medical clinic run a test on people who had earlier participated in a weight loss program;

First all participants received two dietary questionnaires to complete at home. When looking at the results, it should be noted that for role functioning, emotional and mental health there was no difference in the scores between those perceiving themselves as just right and too fat.  For men a similarly direct relationship was observed between weight loss history and quality of life, but differences between weight loss categories were significant only for physical functioning, bodily pain, general health and vitality.  For women all quality of life dimensions (with the exception of vitality, mental health and role-functioning emotional) differed between body mass indexes after adjustment, with the overweight having lower mean scores.  Perceived weight was associated with general health and vitality, independent of obesity in men. Those women with a stronger history of weight loss had significantly lower scores for physical function, mental health, bodily pain, role functioning, emotional, social function and vitality.  Longitudinal analysis showed that women with weight increase of greater than 10% had significant lower quality of life scores in terms of physical health, general health and vitality.

This shows us that excess fat in our bodies makes us vulnerable for depression and mental problems, also our vitality levels go down, which means a lower life quality. These results also reflect findings in psycho-social literature and speculation on the part of many clinical and public health practitioners that the impact of obesity on well-being more often depend on subjective assessment by an individual of their weight rather than realistic appraisal relative to healthy standards. 

In a society with such a high prevalence of overweight and obesity, quick fix weight loss methods are in high demand.  This is also where the business starts, and I’m sorry to say there are many out there that are more interested in their own earnings than patients well being. Therefore go only after diets and methods which are medically tested and approved.  

Kevin White has studied overweight problems for two decades, his methods and psychology have helped countless people to success.

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Weight Loss Surgery – The Benefits and Financial Cost

May 27, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Generally, weight loss surgery such as the gastric bypass will
cost between $20,000 to $30,000 – the clinics do make
substantial profits, which is why some you see advertised offer
free chauffeurs and even airplane flights to the city and
clinic. As in all lines of ‘business’, some surgeries will do
all it takes to coax you there, within the law of course.

If you’ve opted for weight loss surgery, the cost of such a
procedure can be quite daunting. Many people simply can’t afford
the surgery without taking out huge loans which could end up
crippling them financially. Is the surgery really worth the cost?

As with all major decisions in a person’s life, the benefits
must be matched and compared with the cost, whether that’s
emotionally, physically or financially. With weight loss surgery
costing so much, it’s critical that the reasons you’re opting
for the surgery are thought through extremely thorough, and in
most cases discussed with your doctor.

If for example you’re suffering from a number of ailments and
conditions because of morbid obesity, such as high blood
pressure, heart disease, respiratory problems etc, and with the
immediate health concerns morbid obesity brings – possible early
death, up to 7 times the risk of death from a heart attack and
all the added problems that come with it just trying to operate
in society alone, you may feel the cost simply isn’t an issue,
but you must work it into your current and future finances

Article by Beverley Brooke, visit the section on the gastri
c bypass on her website for more information on weight loss
surgery and the gastric bypass

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